The circus troupe performs, with varying degrees of success. Lloyd is in the audience, taking notes. He recognizes the Particle Ribbon Dancers; these twins fled the Sidhe Empire when a blackmail plot they had cooking was exposed.
Asil Ares as Tricksty Spider, the Circus Clown
DarlaDoll as Lula Brass of the Dancing Twins
GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
MadMechaMessiah as Umberto, The Magnificent
Marchioness as Estrella, Queen of the Trapeze
Paisley Dawes as Lydia, the Bearded Lady
QuarkZen as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena
Murasaki Kaligawa, Scooby Loochie-Doo, Xabbu Parx and Rend Bertrand as the enthusiastic audience!
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Fantasy Faire 2017
This roleplay is the second a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer. Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.
Doctor Seito Akai (adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order), makes a deal with Cerridwen (power center of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness) to open a portal to the Fairelands. Lloyd Felix, hoping to save his failing circus, convinces her to point said portal to the circus land of Anansi. With the help of Essie (a half-fae), they create the passage and the NeoLondoners go adventuring.
Asil Karu as Cerridwen~in~Chains
TatianaRomanova as Essie
Akai Scorpio as Dr. Seito Akai
GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena
Fantasy Faire 2017
This roleplay is the first a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer. Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.
The circus folk of Monsieur Anansi tugboat airship prefer to keep their pasts hidden. Juggling fire; keeping secrets …balancing all they own on the frailest of wires. What will happen when a stranger disrupts their equilibrium?
Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for this very special series of roleplay events!
“A Dark Circus” begins Noon (SL-time) on Thursday, 20 April 2017 on the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.
This is a roleplay adventure produced exclusively for Fantasy Faire 2017, to benefit Relay-for-Life in the fight against cancer!
Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers. It’s two weeks of commerce, special events, music & fundraising in fifteen SIMs created specifically for this event. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fundraising effort. Last year’s Fantasy Faire raised more than US$30,000!
We’re thrilled to be reunited with Beq Janus on their fantastical steampunk circus region named “Anansi“. And we have an exciting roleplay story cycle planned; our schedule is below. Come and see the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group in action; we welcome you to join in the fun!
Performance Schedule for
“A Dark Circus”
Only the first scene is set in NeoVictoria SIM; the rest are in the Anansi SIM in the Fairelands.
Everyone is invited to roleplay with us! We’ll be wearing the group tag “NeoVictoria@Anansi”
We will be shooting machinima, so please wear your low-arc, low-script finest.
Scene 1 ~ The Portal is Opened
Time: Thursday, 20 April 2017 from Noon to 3 pm, SL-time Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness, NeoLondon Town. Take the teleporter in the Visitor Center to the cemetery. [NeoVictoria SIM]
A portal is opened to the fairelands by Cerridwen, the Sidhe of the Cathedral. The NeoLondoners make their way to the circus realm of Anansi.
Scene 2 ~ The Circus Troupe Performs
Time: Friday, 21 April 2017 from 6 to 9 PM, SL-time Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]
On the circus faireland of Anansi, the high-wire is being raised as its troupe of performers prepare their acts. The company is all a-buzz with the news a promoter will be in the audience, scouting for fresh talent.
Scene 3 ~ Dissension in the Ranks
Time: Saturday, 22 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-time Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]
On the circus faireland of Anansi, its troupe of performers prepare their acts. But all is not well; dissension brews between the ladies of the high-wire. Could their competition prove too much for the talent scout from NeoLondon?
Scene 4 ~ The Mighty Fall
Time: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-Time Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]
On the circus faireland of Anansi, tempers run hot. The company is divided, as rivalry between the acts pushes the performers to risk ever-increasing danger. Will tonight be the night someone goes too far?
Scene 5 ~ Truth Revealed
Time: Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 6 to 9pm, SL-time Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]
Estrella Arian, Queen of the Trapeze, plummeted to her death in what the authorities are describing as MURDER! Her rival on the highwire has been jailed. Will Doctor Seito Akai, an Adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order, be able to divine the truth?
Scene 6 ~ Party with Radio Riel
Time: Friday, 28 April 2017 from 6 to 8 PM, SL-time Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]
The roleplay may be over, but the fun continues! To celebrate the successful conclusion of our Dark Circus story cycle, please join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for an evening of steampunk, circus and dark cabaret tunes, spun live on Fantasy Faire Radio!
Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel fame is our DJ for the party; she will start broadcasting at 6 pm, SL-time.
The party will not be “in-character”, so come as you are!
Friday, 3 February Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for FFaire this year! Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at 5 PM, SL-time.
Steam Hunt 12 – From the Earth to the Moon (OOC)
Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 150 of SL’s most exciting makers. We’ve applied, and if accepted, will have a mini-hunt in a secret location!
April Foolery Returns (IC)
The first of April is a holiday for the demons of the Sidhe empire …the one day a year they can play tricks on the citizenry with little chance of the authorities pressing charges. What will they do this year?
Fantasy Faire 2017 ~ Opening Party (OOC)
Wednesday, 16 April
The roleplay groups who create roleplay stories for the faire will be having a party to kick the faire off. Details will follow!
Fantasy Faire 2017 ~ NeoVictoria Presents … (IC)
20 April to 30 April
We have a superb story coming for you! However, we’ll need to keep the wraps on until the Faire is closer!
Second Life 14th Birthday (or SLB14) (OOC)
Hopefully the nice people who produce these birthday celebrations will give us a parcel again this year. Look for another great build and gifts!
Summer Solstice Celebration (IC)
Wednesday, 21 June A summer IC celebration. Let’s start a new tradition! As ever, tied to the actual Summer solstice.
Treasure Hunt! (OOC)
Fun free gifts hidden throughout the skylevel.
Tuesday, 15 August Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’re going to do for the 7th year anniversary celebrations!
Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
Tuesday, 19 September
A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s seventh year in Second Life! This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”. There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!
NeoVictoria’s 7 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
18 September to 22 September
Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary. This year, we’ll be SEVEN years old! Look for four-to-five days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
Halloween Extravaganza 7 (OOC)
Tuesday, 31 October
In association with Radio Riel, NeoVictoria is having a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Radio Riel will broadcast the event over their main channel and we’ll have an costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub with a steampunk theme. Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha or Goth style and join us in Machinima SIM.
Bonfire Night Masquerade 5 (IC)
Sunday, 5 November
To celebrate the 529th anniversary of Guy Fawkes Day, the city of NeoLondon plans a gala event. Mr. Fawkes was a famous shapeshifter who used his skills to amass gunpowder (and it was rumored there were other fell objects) beneath the parliament building in 1605. In imitation of Guy, don masks, change your shape and hair, disguise your voice (or rp style) and join in the frivolity.
Clockwerk Gala 4 (IC)
Saturday, 11 November
Often sponsored by local veteran associations, “Clockwerk Galas” are very popular affairs, serving as fund-raisers and recruitment. The most amazing is held every Fall in Old London on Old Earth, it runs a fortnight with the oldest houses vying to raise the most money with fantastical parties and auctions. The “Royal Clockwerk Ball” closes the festivities; its held in Buckingham Slithen and all the Court attends. Here the most valiant of the year’s warriors are awarded the Sidhe Cross.
2017 Photo Contest (OOC)
Month of December
Every year, we host a photo contest and every year, people create the most extraordinary images! As ever, the contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay for a 2018 calendar.
Yuletide Ball 4 (IC)
Thursday, 21 December
Our traditional end-of-year IC celebration. As ever, tied to the actual Winter solstice!
Lots of roleplay happens that’s not planned, or only planned a week in advance, so join our in-world group or public announcer for as-it-happens alerts!
The NeoVictoria Project presents a Bonfire Night Masquerade.
An evening of non-stop roleplay, marking the NeoVictoria Project’s Fourth Guy Fawkes Celebration!
This Saturday we have a very special event scheduled: our fourth ever Guy Fawkes Day celebration! To keep the event in-character (I/C), we’ve given the familiar tale a slight retelling, to better fit the Neo-verse.
In NeoVictoria, we do free-form dark roleplay. Free-form means there is no script; scenes evolve out of real-time character interactions. Dark roleplay means characters may act in aggressive, predatory, criminal and/or plain uncomfortable ways.
We use a simple dice-based wearable HUD called the NeoVictoria Roleplay Tool; avatars must wear this to see the roleplay chat. The item is free and available in our Visitor Center and various locations on our out-of-character skymall.
Players don’t have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we do ask newcomers take a tour of the Visitor Center in NeoVictoria SIM to learn about the storyworld before joining in the roleplay. [Observer tags are also available for players who want to visit the land level, but not roleplay.]
SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE
Return of the Fishmen: The Flood
Time: Tuesday, 20 September from 6 pm. Location: White Mansion [NeoVictoria SIM] Event Description: The fishmen steal explosives from Sam’s ship, blow up the white mansion and in the ensuing mayhem, the town is flooded.
Return of the Fishmen: Preparations
Time: Wednesday, 21 September from 6 pm. Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description: The fishmen start swimming the sewers and get their gear in place under the apothecary, while the townfolk continue to deal with the flood and destruction
Return of the Fishmen: The Mer
Time: Thursday, 24 September from 4 pm. Location: Sewers of NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM] Event Description: Mer appear and warn the townfolk of the fishmen’s plans.
Return of the Fishmen: War
Time: Friday, 25 September from 6 pm/ Location: Marketplace Sewers [NeoVictoria SIM] Event Description: The townsfolk, with the help of the Mer, oust the Fishmen and regain control of the town. The waters recede.
The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater:
Battle Against the Soul-Eater
The agent of chaos causes more trouble, but Crom Dubh and the Sidhe automaton are able to rally the City to fight the Soul-Eater. It frees itself, but they are able to briefly trap it, then open a rift to the gate called Yog-Sothoth and send it to the madness of the terrible realm of Cthulhu.
Players: Belial Darwinian as Belial (an agent of Chaos); Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore; JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood (the Sidhe automaton); LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh; thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater; Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya ‘Ginger’ Greer; Tarquin Evermore as the shadow-imp Stinky and Samuel Bellamy; peacelynxtree Resident as the shadow-imp Shadow Cat; abigalekirin Resident as Kotter Keen; MadMechaMessiah Resident as Rampart Haskell Faustus; ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler and SteampunkGreis Resident as Greis Ironhart.
Fantasy Faire 2016
This roleplay is the fourth a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer. Read more about it at our page on the FF2016 site; here’s the link.
The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater: Understanding the Threat
Crom Dubh, the Sidhe automaton and the NeoLondoners are attacked by shadow-imps: minions of the soul-eater. And a strange magician, a self-described agent of chaos, attacks the soul-well. They use magic and science to subdue these threats, and begin to understand what they portend: the Soul-Eater’s true escape from its binding well and the destruction of the city. A plan is formed on how they might dispatch the threat forever!
Players: Belial Darwinian as Belial (an agent of Chaos); Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore; JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood (the Sidhe automaton); LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh; thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater; Tarquin Evermore as the shadow-imp Stimpy the Imp and Samuel Bellamy; peacelynxtree Resident as the shadow-imp Shadow Cat; and Hmmmph Stenvaag as the shadow-imp Stumpy.
Fantasy Faire 2016
This roleplay is the third in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer. Read more about it at our page on the FF2016 site; here’s the link.
The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater:
Finding The Automaton
Crom Dubh and the NeoLondoners finds the Sidhe automaton, but also discover that small evils, minions of the soul-eater, have begun to infiltrate the city.
Players: Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore; JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood (the Sidhe automaton); LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh; Marchioness Resident as Marchioness Honoria Wallingford; ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler; thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater; Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy; and Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger Greer.
Fantasy Faire 2016
This roleplay is the second in a series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer. Read more about it, and see all the machinimas, at our page on the FF2016 site; here’s the link.